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Ghana: Measuring livelihood dependency on river flow

Laetitia-Pettinotti

As part of the blog series on IUCN’s “WISE-UP to Climate” project, project partner, BC3 (Basque Centre for Climate Change) research economist, Laetitia Pettinotti, writes on her experience in Ghana Last September the “WISE-UP to Climate” team visited the dry Northern region of Ghana, destination: the communities of Arigu, Bisigu, and Pwalugu which line the White Volta River. It was ...

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Why Ghana must shun coal energy, by Oilwatch

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In commemoration of the World Environment Day 2016, Oilwatch Ghana joins the No Coal Energy campaign in the West African nation, stressing that, given its abundance and available renewable energy endowment, Ghana does not need to go far looking for another energy source During the UNFCCC climate change conference held last December in Paris, France (COP21), climate negotiations pertaining energy-related ...

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Divine principles inspire Ghanaian community’s open-defecation-free status

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Long before the global community ever decided to pursue the open defecation free (ODF) agenda of ensuring responsible defecation using household toilets, a small Ghanaian community was already practicing the principles of ODF. For the people of Kpale-Xorse in the Ho West District of the Volta region, it has been a taboo to defecate and leave faeces in the open. ...

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Ghanaian water minister demands ‘strategic repositioning’ in sector

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Ghana’s Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, has noted that the quantity and quality of water can change lives and livelihoods of workers and even transform societies and economies. On the occasion of the World Water Day (WWD) observed recently, the minister called for a strategic repositioning of water issues, noting that the way they ...

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How Ghanaian media contribute to World Water Day celebrations

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Every year, the world marks Water Day on Mach 22. In this article, a founding member of WaterSan Perspective, Ama Kudom-Agyemang, who is based in Accra, Ghana, wonders if there is a reason to celebrate water in Ghana To some Ghanaian media persons who hosted radio and television discussions in relation to celebration of World Water Day, there is absolutely ...

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Ghanaian legislators demand explanations for water crisis

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Usually, it is the agitations of residents that give an indication of water shortage, scarcity or crisis. But when a nation’s legislature become the agitators unanimously, it is a signal that water has now become an urgent political matter. It is a good sign that, the current water crisis that has hit portions of the country has alarmed and shaken ...

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Seeds of success in Ghana

Mohammed Sabtuwo

Mohammed Sabtuwo does not just want to talk about how agriculture has changed his life; he wants to show us. Before we know it, he is up from his seat and whisking us away to his house, a sense of urgency in every step. On the way, he points to a small house, about half the size of a car ...

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How climate change hurts Ghana, by Kuffour

  “Climate Change is like some feet that creeps on a family in the dead of the night and wraps around the members entangling them in ways in which they cannot free themselves. Climate change events have become so complex and uncertain that the developed nations are at loss as to how to predict related events. Climate change is now ...

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